Aligarh : Faculty members and students of the Women’s College, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) performed a combination of physical poses and breathing techniques to uplift the psychological and physiological aspects of health on ‘International Day of Yoga’.
The event was observed online and offline with 50 participants, following the Government of India guidelines on physical distancing and other protocols.
Prof Naima Khatoon (Principal, Women’s College) said, “Yoga has a multi-pronged approach towards health and wellness. The traditional Asanas of Yoga have been modernised and yet are rooted in the original concept of wellness, helping to keep a healthy lifestyle, when practised regularly”.
She added: “We at the Women’s College like the rest of the university keep this tradition alive every year to ensure the wellbeing of our students and teachers”.
New Delhi based Yoga expert, Shraddha Tiwari demonstrated the Asanas and also spoke about how regular Yoga helps to build strength, flexibility, lose weight, relieve stress and improve immunity.
Dr Nazia Khan helped organising the event. Vanshika Keshwani hosted the programme which began at 5: 30 am on June 21.
Meanwhile, at the Abdullah School, various competitions were organised to mark the occasion. Class IV and V students were invited to make their own five-minute videos performing any two of the Yoga Asanas from Bhujangasana, Dhanurasana, Tadasana, Virakshasana and Padmasana. Class I and III students were invited to make posters on Yoga Day in the poster-making competitions.